Most people think that one lawn mower is the same as another or that there are only two real choices; push or ride. In some ways, this is true. There are two types and they both can be effective at cutting your lawn. However, there may be one type that is better suited to your yard. Choosing the right one could save you a lot of hassles and extra effort. Do you know how to choose the perfect lawn mower for your lawn?

Push Mowers

Push mowers are ideal for yards that are smaller than a 1/2 acre. However, there are still choices that you must make regarding the size and type of push mower you want to walk behind. There are electric push mowers, some are corded and some are not. They are best suited to very small lots of 1/3 acres or less and they kind of work best if your lawn is relatively flat. A reel mower is a manual push mower that is quiet to use, which makes it great for small neighborhoods, but you wouldn’t want to push it for a large yard.
If your small yard is more than 1/3 acre and has a slope, you may prefer a self-propelled mower since it will help you push it uphill. A gas mower is designed for lawns that extend up to 1/2 acre. They have more power than an electric and their only real downside is that they do require maintenance sometimes.
Each push mower will also have different size mower decks. If you want to cut your lawn mowing time in half, you may want to choose a larger sized cutting area. The thing is, you still need to make sure you can push it over the terrain in your yard.

Riding Mowers

Riding mowers are ideal for larger lawns. There are also several types of these mowers available and all of them have a distinct purpose. For instance, a lawn tractor has a traditional look. It is operated with a steering wheel and you can set it to mow easily in most cases. There are often attachments for them that make them more usable, such as a bagger for leaves and clippings. Some may also be able to hold a trailer to make it easier for you to haul fertilizer out to the garden.
Zero Turn mowers can turn quickly. They are perfect for larger yards with a variety of obstacles to work around. This type of mower is steered by a pair of lap bars. It is not designed to handle the same tasks as a lawn tractor, but they can get close to a tree or a flower bed so that you have less to use a weed eater on.